NBA: players begin to arrive in Orlando for the recovery

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 8:43 PMUpdated on Jul 8, 2020, 9:20 PM

NBA players began arriving in Orlando (Florida) on the eve of the start of training camp for the resumption of the championship on July 30 in the “bubble” of Disney World, amid a resurgence of the coronavirus in the USA.

On site, each player undergoes a screening test upon arrival in the specially designed quarantine zone, even though Florida has become one of the main sources of coronavirus in the United States.

They will then have to take a new test at least 24 hours later to be authorized to access, in particular, the hotel restaurants.

Teams will begin training once out of quarantine.

In the meantime, the meal trays served to players, similar to those served on planes, have already aroused some mixed reviews, as the 22 teams will prepare to restart a season interrupted on March 11 by the pandemic after the Frenchman of the Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert has tested positive for Covid-19.

“No way Bron is eating that. LOL,” tweeted Los Angeles Clippers point guard Isaiah Thomas, who imagines Lakers superstar LeBron James will have a much better menu when he arrives with his team on Thursday.

“The food is actually much better than I feared”, qualified the Frenchman of the Magic of Orlando Evan Fournier, also on Twitter, where he even offered a quick tour of his hotel room.

This solution of resuming the championship in a “protected area” is however far from unanimous among the players. “I do not like the idea, I still do not have confidence,” said Joel Embiid, star of the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Cameroonian hub even considered not playing but ultimately chose not to let his teammates down in their quest for an NBA title.

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